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User:Sleddog116

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  • I am a tutor of the English language living and working in Virginia.
  • My interest in Wikipedia is to expand people's ready access to a worldwide knowledge base.
  • As an English tutor, I have a professional interest in increasing the quality of communication on English Wikipedia.

My declaration of interest (per WP:COI): I am an alumnus of Patrick Henry Community College (graduated 2010), and I am currently employed by the same college (I am not a work-study; I am actually on staff). As such, I obviously have a personal interest in the article on said community college. However, I try to avoid editing the article on PHCC (partly because I'm not sure exactly what my workplace's policy is on the matter). I detest academic boosterism, and if any of my edits to the article (or any Martinsville/Henry County-related articles, for that matter) come across as puffery, then you should see to it that I am thoroughly whacked with a wet trout (I have, for your convenience, added a button on the upper-right of my talk page expressly for that purpose, in fact).

Language and Contributor Information

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en-5 This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
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Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
neutrality This user could not care less about the use of gender-neutral language.
ain't nobody This user hates seeing double negatives clutter up the English language. He wants to stomp it out no matter what it takes.
-ly This user mourns the apparent death of the adverb, a loss that this user feels most serious.
A, B, and
A and B
This user uses the serial comma unless its inclusion is confusing.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg This user is not British, but can speak with a British accent.
YOU This user dies a little inside whenever s/he sees the word "you" in an article.
they
he or she
This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
... in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which this user will not put.
which & that This user knows how to use which and that correctly.
.  The This user puts two spaces after a period.
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
ə This user is a Grammar Nazi.
USage decline This user uses American English, but is appalled at its rapid and continuing deterioration.


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ipa-0
This user begrudgingly deciphers the International Phonetic Alphabet, but only in order to create respelling pronunciations for normal people!
math-0 This user cannot contribute with any mathematical skills
Wikipedia Rollbacker.svg This user has rollback rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
Peacedove.svg This user assists at the dispute resolution noticeboard.
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Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 4 years, 4 months and 15 days.
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WikiProject Astronomy.
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This user's home is overrun with cats.
This user firmly believes that this is a better world because of the presence of dogs. Hand puppet laudi.jpg
Canis lupus laying in grass.jpg This user's favourite animal is the Grey Wolf.
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MountainDew-70s.svg This user drinks Mountain Dew.
Pepsi This user prefers Pepsi over Coca-Cola.
Nofish.PNG This user does not eat fish. Ever.
Wii console.png This user prefers the Wii.
MS This user plays MapleStory.
Triforce.svg This user plays games from The Legend of Zelda series.


Chess kdt45.svg This user plays chess.
PD-icon.svg This user believes in freedom of all types of information for all.
Who This user knows Who's on First.
San prospero colonne reggio emilia.jpg This user is a history buff.
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This user is interested in astronomy.
Above the Clouds.jpg This user is really fascinated by the weather.
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Screw.png This user has one too many screws loose. We warned you.

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9/11 This user rejects the conspiracy theories of the 9/11 Truth Movement. TROOF
Isaac.Asimov01.jpg This user is a skeptic.
Canis lupus portrait.jpg I would say I'm a cynic but I bet you just wouldn't believe me.
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2012 This user thinks that all predictions about the world ending in 2012 are inaccurate.
Hw-darwin.jpg This user accepts Evolution as a biological fact.
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This user supports protection of the environment.
FireV2.png This user knows global warming is a reality we are facing.
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IAO-logo.png This user is interested in, but does not believe in, conspiracy theories.
Canon logo.jpg This user takes photographs with Canon equipment
Rel-6 This user is able to contribute with a professorial level in Religious and/or Spiritual studies. This user can take any religious doctrine and read it backwards.
Dome 1.jpg This user believes in the separation of church and state. ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG
Earth flag PD.jpg This user respects the beliefs and religions of others.
This user is a Christian.
Ichthus.svg This user is a Liberal Christian.
Liberty Bell.jpg This user is an independent voter who doesn't like partisan politics.
Lib This user identifies as a liberal.
Star of life2.svg This user supports Stem Cell research.
Unbalanced scales.svg This user believes that just because abortion is immoral, that doesn't mean it should be illegal (just like adultery, divorce, and war).
No death penalty.svg This user opposes the death penalty in all cases.
Nuvola apps edu miscellaneous.png This user believes the world would be a better place if everyone had access to a quality free education.
Pistol Browning SFS.jpg This user supports gun regulation, but not an outright ban on the civilian ownership of firearms.
Anthro vixen.jpg This user is proud to be a furry.

Barnstars

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For your work at the Aviators dispute and, indeed, in general in dispute resolution. Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 16:08, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Wikipedia justice wp.png The Dispute Resolution Barnstar
Hi Sleddog116. I don't know if you've got a welcome from the others and my close friends in dispute resolution (Steven Zhang, Mr. Stradivarius, TransporterMan), but I'd like to formally welcome you to dispute resolution! (A little late, though). I've seen some of your work on the dispute resolution noticeboard and just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work! :) Whenaxis talk · contribs | DR goes to Wikimania! 20:48, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your gracious assistance in a funny situation, your kindness, compassion and a devoted sense of what's right. —Djathinkimacowboy 21:19, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar Hires.png The Hard Worker's Barnstar
Sleddog, you really live up to your username. You've endured a great deal, and you help even more than you endure. I can see a little wooden casket of brandy around your neck, meant for me, even as I write this! —Djathinkimacowboy 23:27, 5 April 2012 (UTC)